A Night to Remember

By: Sheryl Gonsalves

Lights, glamour, fashion, and bling! This is what embodied ‘The Catwalk’ fashion show held at The Goa Collective Bazaar in Vagator. The buzz about this event had spread through many parts of Goa which led to hundreds of people turning up who didn’t leave until the very end. 

DJ Teyjas & Friends regaled the crowds.  Eight talented designers showcased their attention-grabbing collections on 65 models who walked the ramp in an enchanting fashion. The show was opened by the glamorous Polina for Chintamani Alchemistry and it was closed by Kankaiy Indian fusion Collection which was just as fabulous.

These talented international designers draw a lot of inspiration from India which is boldly reflected in their clothing designs. They work with international scientific cuts on Indian textiles. “Our Main Show Stopper, Eva Luna Terzaghi, graced the ramp – beauty and brain behind the successful market,” revealed Hema Nagvenkar, Show Director & Coordinator.

Eva Luna Terzaghi, graced the ramp – beauty and brain behind the successful bazaar

Here is a glimpse of the brands behind the remarkable designs showcased at the event:

Chintamani Alchemistry

Chintamani Alchemistry designs are inspired by indigenous cultures, national clothing and ethnic ceremonial traditions. They started their boho brand in 2009. Ancient natural fabrics and a lot of handmade decorative elements are used to make handcrafted garments on order.


All is Love

Heart made clothes. This is a sustainable and elegant brand for women and men, inspired by nature, created by following dreams and inner calls. Anna, the designer, believes that Love and Creativity is the best answer.



Authentic tribal style clothing. Slow fashion. This brand is dedicated to spreading awareness of conscious consumption. The clothes are created from natural fibres of hand-loomed cotton, with ethnic patterns of the world made in the technique of hand block print. They honour and preserve the old traditional crafts. (Designed by Yulia.)


Narmada Nieves Collections

Narmada Nieves Collections or as it was previously known, Hola Señorita, is a brand / urban ethnic shop with Spanish designs that are inspired by the fabrics, colours, traditional techniques and craftsmanship of India. As they are aware and respectful of nature and the environment, they only use 100% natural fabrics.


Jungle Gypsy

Dark edgy fashion with a punk twist is how Julie Montesano, the creator of Jungle Gypsy would describe her brand aesthetic. Since its creation in 2011, it has always been locally and ethically produced in Goa.


Extra Tolerant Company

Extra Tolerant Company brings to you a fresh range of apparel and merchandise that are fun & quirky, as well as being one of a kind designs that are swaddled in comfort, and made of 100% bio-wash cotton. Creative head and founder Jompi Ete builds our universe through her illustrations inspired by culture, conversations and everyday life, along with help of co-founder Kunal Verma.


Brown Rice Studio

Brown Rice Studio by Miriam Strehlau was inspired by her Muses and Models and used leftover cuttings from her different ‘off the rack’ collections to make their outfits. It is a mix of Kala Cotton, Blockprints, Khadi, Denim, Kantha and vintage fabrics.

Brown Rice Studio


Kankaiy collection designs are inspired by the vintage silk and traditional wear of India. They have a lot of natural fabric silk chiffon and plenty of jewellery. Small things make it look unique. The creator and designer is Darshana Gohel.


Text: Sheryl Gonsalves

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Author: Sheryl
Goa is a special place for Content Writer, Sheryl Gonsalves, with its picturesque beaches, gorgeous sunsets, rich heritage, and delicious food.

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